[Robert Underwood] Johnson
July 18th 1889
My dear Mr Johnson,
The Examiner published some two weeks ago a long article made up of what is supposed to be your sayings on the Yosemite question. It seems to have been very carefully prepared, & expresses your views very fairly. Dont know who wrote it - perhaps Hamilton. I will send you copy if you care to see it. Last week the Argonaut published a reply to your Examiner interview & it was very bitter. It is in Pixleys style but is signed, John P. Irish, Editor-of the [illegible] "As bees bizz out we angry fyke when plunderin hordes assail their byke" so bizz & fyke the Yosemite commissioners about Century Johnson.
I have been here two weeks writing Washington's Puget Sound regimen could not get under way on the ranch & so came down here for quiet. Have been lonsome since you left. Finished my long story last evening & am going home today. Wasn't Bidwell a jolly old boy. & wasn't Mrs Midwell charming? Hope you were successful in getting the history material you wanted & that you enjoyed the ride over the Siskiyou [Hills?] & that when you were at Puget Sound the atmosphere was clear of smoke & that you had good view of Mt Rainer. Have you been to the Park since your return to N.Y. The Central Park I mean. If so how looks it.
Ever truly yours John Muir
Grand Hotel, San Francisco, [Calif]
1889 Jul 18
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1889 Jul 18." (1889). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1848.
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